BREAKING Canning Town 'murders': Man charged with preventing lawful burial of bodies

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A man has been charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body after the discovery of the bodies of two women in a freezer in a flat on Friday.

Zarhid Younis, 34, will appear in court tomorrow to face the charges.

The bodies of two women were found in a flat in Canning Town, east London on Friday morning.

They have not yet been formally identified.

Metropolitan Police detectives are continuing a murder investigation into the discovery.

Police guard the flat where the two bodies were found

The victims are yet to be identified

The freezer, which was a few feet wide, has since been removed and a post-mortem examination will begin on Friday.

DNA had been taken from the women, but no match was found, Det Ch Insp Simon Harding said.

Mr Harding said: “The nature of being in a chest freezer has caused the bodies to freeze so the time it takes to forensically retrieve as they start to thaw makes it complex and just takes time, unfortunately.”

Police were initially called following concerns for the welfare of an occupant

Mr Harding said: “It is a completely unusual scene. We would ask the public to bear with us.

“My offices are working 24/7 to identify who these women are.”

A man, 50, arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released under investigation.

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